had he not run into trouble in may of this year in new york city when he was arrested by police on charges of attempted rape. now, he's back in france now and so some of his supporters are already rallying around him like his neighbor, jack lang, who had this to say. >> a man like him, he has fabulous qualities, his international competence. the knowledge of economy, the question of society should be very useful for us, not only in france but also in europe. but he has to decide. >> reporter: that opinion, though, is not reflected by most french. more than 80%, according to public opinion polls do not want to see dominique strauss-kahn step forward and present himself as a candidate for the presidential election. t.j.? >> the other question, he's now back home, a french citizen.